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post #2 of Old 11-09-2007
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The shrouds pull up the deck and that wants to squeeze the boat and the beam wants to decrees while the cabin top is pushed up. The two brackets you see are to fix the cabin topís height and keep the boat from distorting. You also need wedges or something like spartight to fix the position of the mast in the partners. It is two different forces and needs two different fixes.
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